difficulty level 4Difficulty level 4/5
 

Chords in this song

Fm7 chordC# chordF# chordG# chord

notes

Alternative (maybe easier) version:
      - Use the transposer to turn the chords 1 half step(s) down.
      - Put a capo on fret 1 (if you want to stay in the same key).

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Intro: AbAb chord  Fm7Fm7 chord  EbEb chord  DbDb chord    
 
 
AbAb chord
Don't cry when I die
Fm7Fm7 chord
When it's my time I probably won't die
EbEb chord    
I'll just lie down and close my eyes
DbDb chord    
And think about stuff
 
 
AbAb chord                      
These eyes got too wide 
Fm7Fm7 chord
seen too much of life's goodbyes
EbEb chord    
Should have spent less time making loot
DbDb chord                                            AbAb chord
And spent more time in my birthday suit with you
 
Interlude: AbAb chord  Fm7Fm7 chord  EbEb chord  DbDb chord    
 
AbAb chord                       Fm7Fm7 chord
And everybody upstairs, everybody down stairs
EbEb chord                       DbDb chord    
I'm not gonna have time to hang out with them
DbDb chord                                AbAb chord
'cause I'll be hanging out with you
 
 
    AbAb chord                         Fm7Fm7 chord
Not Jimi Hendrix, Jesus or the dude
               DbDb chord                   EbEb chord    
Who played the sherriff in Blazing Saddles
AbAb chord             AbAb chord                Fm7Fm7 chord               DbDb chord    
You not Chris Farley Mr Rodgers oh I've waited so long
        EbEb chord               AbAb chord
You can finally meet my Mom
 
Interlude: AbAb chord  Fm7Fm7 chord  EbEb chord  DbDb chord
 
AbAb chord                 
Life is good, but love it's better
Fm7Fm7 chord
Even Bieber ain't forever
EbEb chord    
We all got to go you know
DbDb chord    
So you might as well go in style
 
 
AbAb chord                 Fm7Fm7 chord
Everybody prayin, everybody singing
EbEb chord                          DbDb chord    
I'm not gonna have time to hang out with them
DbDb chord                                AbAb chord
'cause I'll be hanging out with you
 
 
    AbAb chord                          Fm7Fm7 chord
Not Gilda Radner, Buddha or the dude
        DbDb chord             EbEb chord    
Who had pop rocks and soda at the same time
AbAb chord        AbAb chord                           Fm7Fm7 chord               DbDb chord    
You, not Jesse James, Paul Newman and oh I've waited so long
        EbEb chord               DbDb chord    
You can finally meet my Mom.
 
 
Fm7Fm7 chord
I'm not making light of things
    EbEb chord                                         DbDb chord    
But who's to say who's right with things like this
 
There's so much that we miss
                    Fm7Fm7 chord
Tryin so hard to be rich and famous
EbEb chord    
Pretty and thin, to win
       DbDb chord    
It's a shame that youth is wasted on the young
          AbAb chord                              AbAb chord  
So forget everything and just be with me here now
                  DbDb chord    
For as long as we can and whoever goes first save a spot
 
 
AbAb chord        AbAb chord                            Fm7Fm7 chord             DbDb chord            EbEb chord    
You, not Etta James, Bob Marley or the girls who won my heart along the way
AbAb chord        AbAb chord                    Fm7Fm7 chord                  DbDb chord    
You, not Sitting Bull, Ella or Bach and I almost forgot
        EbEb chord               AbAb chord
You can finally meet my Mom
 
 
AbAb chord                      Fm7Fm7 chord
You can finally meet my Mom
DbDb chord       EbEb chord               AbAb chord
You can finally meet my Mom
 
 
AbAb chord                      Fm7Fm7 chord
You can finally meet my Mom
DbDb chord       EbEb chord               AbAb chord
You can finally meet my Mom
 
 
AbAb chord                           AbAb chord      
No Steve Jobs, or Ty Cobbs, Al Capone or any other mobs
Fm7Fm7 chord                             DbDb chord                      EbEb chord    
No Whitney Houston, Chet Baker, André the Giant or the Undertaker
 
 
     AbAb chord    AbAb chord                      Fm7Fm7 chord
Just you, you can finally meet my Mom
DbDb chord       EbEb chord               AbAb chord
You can finally meet my Mom
 
 
AbAb chord                      Fm7Fm7 chord
You can finally meet my Mom
DbDb chord       EbEb chord               AbAb chord
You can finally meet my Mom
 
 
AbAb chord                      Fm7Fm7 chord
You can finally meet my Mom
DbDb chord       EbEb chord               AbAb chord
You can finally meet my Mom

This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

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